All you need to know about Chester

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire which lies on the River Dee. It’s located close to Wales and has a population of roughly 120,000. Originally “Castrum”, meaning Roman Fort, it has a long history and played an important part in the Industrial Revolution.

The city has a number of major roads which connect to cities near and far. Its transport links comprise both buses and trains. The main bus companies are Stagecoach Group and Arriva Buses Wale, and operate a regular service to and from the city.

From Chester railway station you can reach a variety of destinations including Manchester, Liverpool and London. The city’s closest airport is Hawarden airport, at just six miles away. You’ve also got Liverpool Airport, which can be reached in 30 minutes by car.

Like many walled cities, it brimming with medieval architecture, from Chester Cathedral to the famous Chester Rows walkways. Other points of interest include Chester Town Hall, Stanley Place and the Eastgate Clock. Visiting families are advised to pay a visit to Chester Zoo, which is home to more than 21,000 animals. For retail therapy, head to the Grosvenor Shopping Centre.